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January 14, 2015

Health Tip: Curious About Dark Toenails?

(HealthDay News) -- Have you noticed that some of your toenails are dark and discolored?

Health Tip: Exercising With a Lung Condition

(HealthDay News) -- While you may be tempted to avoid exercise if you have a lung condition such as asthma or COPD, regular exercise may be helpful, experts say.

Neck Artery Stents May Not Be Worthwhile in 'Real World' Setting

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

Child Medicaid Recipients Become Healthy, Productive Adults: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who received expanded Medicaid benefits as children contribute more in taxes, were more likely to attend college, and have a lower risk of premature death, a new study finds.

Recess Promotes Healthy Eating by School Kids: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- School kids are a lot more likely to eat the green beans and peaches on their lunch tray if they have recess beforehand, a new study suggests.

Work Hard, Party Harder?

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries.

Therapists Must Ease Patients' Fear When Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Easing fears that exercise may worsen symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome is crucial in efforts to prevent disability in people with the condition, a new study says.

For Pastors, It's Easy to Pack on the Pounds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stress, long hours and low pay are among the reasons why more than one-third of clergy in the United States are obese, according to a new study that also identified a number of ways that pastors can reduce their risk of obesity.

Scientists Spot Mutation Behind Genetic Form of Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have uncovered a major genetic risk for heart failure -- a mutation affecting a key muscle protein that makes the heart less elastic.

ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may also help treat binge-eating disorder, preliminary research suggests.

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. colon cancer patients who are diagnosed in the final stages of their disease are having what can often be unnecessary surgery to have the primary tumor removed, researchers report.

Health Highlights: Jan. 14, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Hospital Infection Rates Falling, But More Improvement Needed: CDC

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of many types of hospital-acquired infections are on the decline, but more work is needed to protect patients, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

Stimulation Device Approved to Treat Obesity

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new electrical stimulation device designed to control obesity by targeting the nerve pathways between the brain and stomach that regulate hunger and fullness has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves New Device to Treat Obesity

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A first-of-its-kind implant that curbs the appetite by electrically stimulating stomach nerves was approved Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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